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Childhood Trust link child poverty rates and crime rates in The Metro June 2018

Posted by Date: June 26th 2018 Category: In the News

£1,002,451 raised in our Summer Give

Posted by Date: June 26th 2018 Category: Featured, In the News, Newsletter

£1,002,451 raised in our Summer Give

Our Summer Give matched fundraising campaign has been our most successful ever. The £1m raised will fund 47 charities to support the needs of over 15,000 London children this summer, helping to alleviate the impact of child poverty with a diverse range of activities including, camping, cooking, sports of all kinds, sailing, climbing, drama, circus skills, music, writing and just...

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The Childhood Trust on CH4 News - Youth Centre Closure & Violent Crime - Linked?

Posted by Date: June 14th 2018 Category: Featured, In the News, Newsletter

The Childhood Trust on CH4 News - Youth Centre Closure & Violent Crime - Linked?
Is closure of youth centres exposing young people to violent crime?

The long summer holidays might sound like an idyllic prospect. But sadly for many young people, it’s a different story. Two in three disadvantaged children are afraid of being attacked or exploited by gangs. That’s just one of the stark findings by the Childhood Trust, which surveyed 12,000 children through the...

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£1,553,622 raised in The Big Give Christmas Challenge

Posted by Date: December 11th 2017 Category: Featured, Fundraising, In the News, Newsletter, Our Work

£1,553,622 raised in The Big Give Christmas Challenge

This was the biggest and best year for The Childhood Trust's Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017. 

Our campaign supported 58 charities with matched funding, with 97% of the charities meeting or exceeding their target. 

The success of the campaign means that even more disadvantaged children all over London can receive practical, emotional and inspirational support from local projects funded by the Christmas Challenge.

Laurence...

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London children 'relying on charities to avoid starving', campaigners warn as child poverty set to hit new record

Posted by Date: November 3rd 2017 Category: Featured, Fundraising, In the News, Newsletter

London children 'relying on charities to avoid starving', campaigners warn as child poverty set to hit new record
London children 'relying on charities to avoid starving', campaigners warn as child poverty set to hit new record

'I was in a place yesterday where the bed was pushed up against the kitchen cabinets'

  • FRANCESCA GILLETT 

 

Thousands of children in London are already “struggling to survive”, poverty campaigners have warned after a report revealed benefit cuts are set to worsen the crisis. 

Head of...

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The Christmas Challenge 2016 raises £1.4m

Posted by Date: November 19th 2016 Category: Featured, Fundraising, In the News, Our Work

The Christmas Challenge 2016 raises £1.4m

   Thank you so much to everyone who donated, shared and got involved. A very special thank you to all our charity partners who really went all out to ensure the campaign was a huge success. 

Over the course of 1 week the 53 charities who participated nearly all met their fundraising targets.

Laurence Guinness, the CEO of the Childhood Trust said; : "We are...

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Where child poverty in London is highest

Posted by Date: November 7th 2016 Category: Featured

Where child poverty in London is highest

End Child Poverty collects data and publishes figures on the level of child poverty in each constituency, local authority and ward in the UK.

The most recent figures (Nov 2016)  reveal that Child poverty is the highest in large cities, particularly in London.  As the table  illustrates, among the top ten LA's with the highest levels of childhood poverty, 6 are located...

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